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Restoring file versions

This article explains how to restore file versions of files which have been changed or deleted by  an other member or device. The client offers two different wizards, depending whether you choose to select one or multiple files.

Restoring a single file versions

The wizard to restore single files offers the possibility to select from a number of previous versions instead of just restoring the last version. Furthermore it can restore a file version to an alternative location instead of overwriting the current file.

To restore a single file:

1. Click on the folder in which you want to restore a file version.
2. Click on the Files tab in the panel which opened up to the right of the main window.
3. Browse through your folder structure and click on the file you want to restore a previous version from. Then click on Restore.

4. Click on the version you want to restore popping up in the wizard

5. Once you have selected a version, you can choose to overwrite the existing version restoring the file to the original location or restoring it to an alternative location. Please make your choice and click on Next.
(Info) If you don’t want to overwrite the current version with the previous one, but want to have both versions, you can choose an Alternative location and also rename the file.
(Info) Restoring deleted files: If the file has not been overwritten with a new version, but has been deleted, you have to set the file list filter above the filesystem navigation to Deleted files first. Than follow the instructions above.
(Haken) Done. The file has been restored to the location specified. If you restored the file to the original location, this change will be propagated to all other folder members as well.

 

Restoring multiple file versions

The wizard to restore multiple files is limited to just restore the latest version of the files which have been selected before. Furthermore it necessarily overwrites the current files which means that in contrary to the single file restoration the wizard doesn’t offer the possibility to restore to an alternative location.

To restore the latest version of multiple files at once:

1. Click on the folder in which you want to restore file versions.
2. Click on the Files tab in the panel which opened up to the right of the main window.
3. Browse through your folder structure and select the files you want to restore a previous version from. You can either click on each/ some/ all of the files while holding the Ctrl-key in order to select them or just select a couple/ all of them at once. Then click on Restore.
4. Verify the versions you want to be restored in the wizard popping up and click on Next.

(Info) Restoring deleted files: If the file has not been overwritten with a new version, but has been deleted, you have to set the file list filter above the filesystem navigation to Deleted files first. Than follow the instructions above.

(Haken) Done. The current file should have been replaced with the latest version available.